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21 February 1962

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    Digital Identifier:
    JFKPOF-055-009
    Title:
    21 February 1962
    Date(s) of Materials:
    February 1962: 16-21
    Folder Description:
    This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the President's News Conference of February 21, 1962 (News Conference 25). The President began the press conference with a statement concerning the successful orbiting of the earth by astronaut Colonel John Glenn in which he discussed the historical impact of the Colonel's achievement, expressed his gratitude for congratulatory messages received from foreign heads of state, and paid tribute to those foreign governments whose cooperation allowed for the successful operation of the Mercury program tracking network. He then discussed a message he had received from Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev in which the Premier suggested that it could be beneficial to the advancement of science if the Soviet Union and the United States cooperated in outer space exploration. Following this statement the President answered questions from the press on a variety of topics including the possibility of United States-Soviet space cooperation, the situation in Berlin, nuclear testing, and the urban affairs proposal. Background materials in this folder include briefing papers for the President on domestic affairs. Of note is a newswire containing the text of Premier Khrushchev's letter to President Kennedy. The official White House transcript of the press conference and the stenotype transcript of the press conference are also included.
    Extent:
    46 digital pages
    Collection:
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
    Finding Aid | Digitized Content
    Series Number:
    05.
    Series Name:
    Press Conferences.
    Preferred Citation:
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files. Press Conferences. 21 February 1962. JFKPOF-055-009. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
    Place(s):
    Soviet Union
    Physical Description:
    46 digital pages
    Media Type:
    Paper
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